Recent necrology, November 2013

cover for Andy WarholA list of well-known people who have died recently:

  • John Cloudsley-Thompson, 1921-2013
    Desert naturalist who toured the Sahara after an eventful war in which he faced an SS panzer ace
  • Arthur Danto, 1924-2013
    Critic who championed Warhol’s work and proclaimed the death of art as we had known it
  • Chico Hamilton, 1921-2013
    Drummer who brought the flute and cello to the jazz scene, dividing critics
  • Doris Lessing, 1919-2013
    Prizewinning novelist and feminist flag-bearer whose controversial bestsellers stretched the boundaries of realist fiction
  • Andro Linklater, 1944-2013
    Writer of intellect and panache whose curiosity took him from headhunters to the Hebrides
  • John Tavener, 1944-2013
    Composer admired by the Beatles who turned from playboy to icon of contemplative music
  • Paul Walker, 1973-2013
    American actor best known for his roles in the Fast and Furious action movies
  • Frank Wess, 1922-2013
    Saxophonist who also made his mark on the flute playing with Count Basie

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